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The Aerosol Modeling Testbed

The Aerosol Modeling Testbed

A process-based modeling paradigm

A computational framework designed to systematically and objectively evaluate new aerosol process modules over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, the Aerosol Modeling Testbed also complements existing modeling activities. While the computational framework was designed for aerosols, it can also be used to systematically target meteorological and chemical processes.

The Aerosol Modeling Testbed is designed to streamline the process of developing aerosol process modules as well as process modules that affect the aerosol lifecycle for regional and global models, foster collaborative research among modelers and experimentalists, and evolve in time based on the needs of the scientific user community.

The Aerosol Modeling Testbed consists of the WRF-Chem model that simulates meteorology, chemistry, and aerosols interactively, a series of testbed cases, and a suite of tools called the Analysis Toolkit that documents the evaluation of aerosol process modules.

The Aerosol Modeling Testbed was developed with support from the PNNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

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